| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Exelon Generation officials broke ground Monday for two new power generating units at its Perryman Station in southeastern Harford County, calling the project an expanded focus on natural gas and clean energy.
The two 60-megawatt units, which will run on...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:07 PM
TOM ROBERTS, 75,
Smithsonian's 'Mr. Anonymous'
The name "Tom Roberts" appears on no plaque in the Smithsonian Institution's musical instruments collection. At no concert, even when Mr. Roberts was in attendance, did Smithsonian chamber musicians...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:49 PM
As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power."
With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The sweetest voice Allentown ever heard has gone silent because of the ravages of Parkinson's disease.
Linda Ronstadt revealed details of the problem to AARP last month, but most people did not become aware of them until a flurry of news stories in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:43 AM
CNN Films is stepping up its acquisition efforts.
One week after landing the television rights to the Penny Lane documentary “Our Nixon,” the network has acquired domestic television broadcast rights to the Sundance film selection “...
| Apr 18, 2011
The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown.
The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Two nuclear power plants operated by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. are experiencing cooling problems with their reactors after Friday's massive earthquake, triggering one evacuation so far with another likely coming soon. Two reactors at the company'...